Charting your most special moments in the night sky for love that is written in the stars!

 Custom star maps by The Night Sky for the night your heart skipped a beat are the most exciting gift idea for that couple whose love is written in the stars!  Complete with a time and place signature to chart out the exact moment you said “yes!”, “I do”, or that moment you realized your world had changed. This gift of the stars will have you always remembering that special night.

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Grooms and Groomsmen Alike Love Groovy Grooms Gifts!

Looking for the perfect gifts for the Groom and his squad of loyal Groomsmen? Look no farther, Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is here!

You know you want to honor your men in the wedding in a way that reflects what they mean to you, but often don’t know where to start or have the time to research. Groovy Groomsmen Gifts was founded by a guy who was part of many wedding parties and noticed a consistent theme of tacky gifts and a total lack of creativity.  Knowing that a lot of men aren’t natural shoppers, he saw a need for one comprehensive stop to make everyone's lives easier during what can be an amazingly challenging and task filled process: wedding planning and gifting.  Here are a few of our faves:

The Vegas Box
Ante up boys! The Vegas box turns any place into Vegas! The Vegas box comes with 4 stainless steel flasks, 100 poker chips, 1 deck of poker playing cards, 4 stainless steel dice, 1 stainless steel bowl for snacks or poker chips and a wood box. The flask and wood box are personalized as shown; however you can can also print anything you'd like to memorialize the good times you're bound to have. Find this popular gift here.

Shake It Up Kit
Bond....James Bond. 007 would have a few of this classic, stainless steel cocktail kit stashed away ready for cocktails! The Shake It Up Kit is a 5 piece set that comes complete with its own wood storage box. All pieces, including the wood box, are monogrammed engraved with anything you want. The shaker holds 18 ounces and the set comes with a wood box that is 4" x 4" x 11". Get your James Bond 'shaken not stirred' cocktails with the boys on with this great gift here.

Dopportunity Rocks
Dopportunity Rocks can tuck away all your travel needs in a nice compact form. This incredibly high quality toiletry bag is constructed from premium full-grain leather with brass zippers and is available in a range of colors. Your guys will love this classic masculine kit for any travel, get it here!

The Weekender
The Weekender is a personalized military style weekend travel duffel made of 100% cotton canvas bag with leather accents. With well constructed brass hardware and slick personalization, it makes for one awesome gift for anyone and is perfect for years of use on trips, at the gym or camping, anywhere you guys may look for adventure! Order one for all the boys [don't forget the dads!] here.

Four Snifter Gifter
Whiskey is one of the top 10 drinking trends according to Beverage Dynamics and whether it's Irish, Single Malt or Blended, you won't want your boys to miss out on the fun tasting this old fashioned drink brings! The Four Snifter Gifter comes with 1 whiskey decanter, 4 snifters and 1 wood box. Decanter comes with a solid 100% glass stopper.  It's a set meant to impress and one that will go a long way. Order your gift sets here then sit back and enjoy the gratitude!

Barber Box
All men need a little cleaning up before a wedding [all those photos!] and The Barber in a Box is a thoughtful gift your guys will use for the rest of their lives. With a sharpening stone, a unique barber style razor (ready to use!), scissors, and comb packaged inside our rocking wooden gift box.  All items are high end in terms of quality. No red and white striped pole or appointment needed. Get your in home barber kit here.

Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is one place with a constantly growing cache’ of great gift possibilities for any type of man.  Oh yeah, and amazing customer service. Their staff is constantly searching for sensational groomsmen gift ideas that embody a balance of tradition, creativity and functionality.  The Groovy credo is to ensure that whatever they sell, it doesn’t end up in your groomsmen’s basement box. 

Wedding Parasols are Perfect for any Outdoor Event and now they're on Sale

Did you know we sell [direct to you] the highest quality adult sized natural white paper parasols for keeping you cool and shaded on your wedding day? Well we do and right now they are on sale! Get yours here

Gorgeous photos courtesy of Tim Otto Photography, thanks Tim!! 

The Registry at Bloomingdale: 5 reasons why this gift wedding registry is like no other

The Registry [gift registry] at Bloomingdales is like no other! Here are 5 reasons you'll love this amazing wedding gift registry! Get on down to Fashion Valley and meet with their friendly staff of registry experts or just get started on line with your registry and make it easy for your guests to get you what you want! 

1.  Something for Everyone:  From the time you register until your occasion date, you’ll receive 20% off a luxe assortment of clothing, fine jewelry and intimates.

1.  Something for Everyone: From the time you register until your occasion date, you’ll receive 20% off a luxe assortment of clothing, fine jewelry and intimates.

2. Personal Consultants :  Bloomingdale's registry  specialists work with you directly so you and your guests are always taken care of—it’s a committed relationship.

2. Personal Consultants: Bloomingdale's registry specialists work with you directly so you and your guests are always taken care of—it’s a committed relationship.

3. Completion Offers:  Receive 10% off for six months when you purchase the remaining items on your registry. And, pick one day to shop your registry in store for 20% off during the three months following your occasion date.

3. Completion Offers: Receive 10% off for six months when you purchase the remaining items on your registry. And, pick one day to shop your registry in store for 20% off during the three months following your occasion date.

4 .  Thank You Manager:  Bloomingdale's Thank You Manager makes it beyond simple to keep track of the gifts you receive and the thank you cards you’ve completed. It's available to you 24/7 and will help you stay organized.

4. Thank You Manager: Bloomingdale's Thank You Manager makes it beyond simple to keep track of the gifts you receive and the thank you cards you’ve completed. It's available to you 24/7 and will help you stay organized.

5. Special Events:  You're always invited to our sensational in-store events—we had over 7,000 last year—and our travel partners, including the Travel Siblings, offer unbelievable deals on honeymoons and more.

5. Special Events: You're always invited to our sensational in-store events—we had over 7,000 last year—and our travel partners, including the Travel Siblings, offer unbelievable deals on honeymoons and more.

Dishes and housewares, honeymoons or charity? A gift registry makes sense for you and your guests.

Need help with ideas for your gift registry? Read our practical and creative ways you can create a registry that is your own.

There are three major options for registering for gifts;

Traditional Gift Registry: Kitchenware, towels, silverware, home items, furniture, etc. (like you find at our faves William Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Bloomingdale's and Macy's ) Perfect for the couple who will be creating their first home together. If you choose to register for gifts, consider registering through the I Do Foundation website. I Do will generate a percentage of each purchase as a contribution to charity.

Donations: Create a donation registry, where your guests can donate money to your favorite charities online and make a gift in your couple's name. The I Do Foundation offers a range of non-profit organizations to choose from; from community development and children’s charities to environmental and health-oriented non-profits.

Travel: This highly practical option allows couples to register for airfare, hotel and activities for their honeymoon!

Fabulous image by SheWanders Photography

Fabulous image by SheWanders Photography

Of course you know that it is never appropriate to mention gifts in your wedding invitation, indeed one is not even supposed to mention a preference of receiving any gifts at all. All information about your gift preferences;  letting people know where you are registered, if you prefer money, travel or a home registry over gifts, is the province of your wedding party members and your parents. Anyone asking about your gift registry should be directed to the appropriate person in charge of gifts; usually the maid of honor- who then gives them the clear guidance they need. But make no mistake your guests should be given clear guidance to avoid wasting their time and money since no one wants to give someone a gift that they don't actually want or need.

On the other hand, shower invitations, may clearly inform invitees about the couple's registry or gift preferences. Try combining two or three of the above options to allow your loved ones to give you what they want and what you want too.

Enjoy a little brew in the shower! Home Brewed Soap Company make cool favors for guys and girls.

Looking for a wedding favor that will appeal to the guys and the girls? Home Brewed Soaps to the rescue!  Check out this totally hip beer-based, hand crafted soap with flavors [yes we said flavors] like Black & Tan, Coffee Stout, Cinnamon & Honey, Belgian Wheat Scrub and more!

Home Brewed Soaps was started with a goal of creating skin nourishing , natural products that artist Melanie Landi could feel good about using & sharing. This small town Maine craft business is honored to bring you safe & effective beer soap and body products that will leave your skin feeling refreshed, renewed & intoxicated. 

[Editor's note: We offered these in VIP swags bags earlier this year and the response was phenomenal! We think that you will enjoy them as much as we do!]

Source: http://www.homebrewedsoaps.com/